Our History.

From humble beginnings in 1973 to being a choice provider for HVAC/R parts and equipment across Texas, learn about Century's rich history.

Rick Luke

After one year of working for a company in the HVAC wholesale industry, Century's CEO and Founder Dennis Bearden decided that there had to be a better way to operate an HVAC distributorship. It was then that Dennis developed a business philosophy that has been Century's driving force.


Dennis's philosophy: To regard employees as family and to treat customers as friends with a generous amount of customer service thrown in.


This simple but powerful idea caught on; Century continued to grow and by 1995, through new store openings and acquisitions under the leadership of President Rick Luke, Century grew to eleven branches in the Houston and southeast Texas area.


In 1998, Century found a home in the San Antonio area after acquiring Core Distributing. Not long after, in 2001, Century added Major Supply to the list of acquisitions, which then led to the opening of additional Houston area branches. With continued growth, in March 2008, Century added Johnson A/C Supply to its family and expanded into the Dallas area.


Today, Century A/C boasts twenty four locations across Texas, including the Houston Metro area, Lufkin, Conroe, Angleton, Bay City, Dallas, Richardson, Waco, San Antonio and San Marcos.

Dennis Bearden